Friday, March 30, 2012

The Bricklayer at Houston Grand Opera

As part of HGOco's cross-cultural East + West initiative, Houston Grand Opera had commissioned a new chamber opera called THE BRICKLAYER. The Bricklayer is Houston Grand Opera’s 46the World Premiere. The piece focuses on Houston's vibrant Persian community, with a libretto by Iranian-American writer Farnoosh Moshiri and music by composer Gregory Spears. The opera was premiered on March 15, 2012 in the Cullen Theater (Wortham Center) with three additional performances throughout Houston.

Listen to an interview with  Farnoosh Moshiri, Gregory Spears, David Hanlon and cast members: Eve Gigliotti, soprano (Mrs. Parvin); Jon Kolbet, tenor (Mr. Parvin); and Bray Wilkins, tenor (The Bricklayer).

Watch an excerpt by soprano Eve Gigliotti.

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